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Beefing up production: Rosina Foods to build new plant, hiring for 40 positions

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 17:52:12-05
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Rosina, the family owned manufacturer of frozen Italian specialty foods is expanding, and recently broke ground on a new facility in West Seneca.

This means new job opportunities for about 40 positions, and at Rosina employees get a chance to grow within the company.

Like Beth Williams, who started as a temporary associate in packaging. She's now a production supervisor.

"I never would have thought that I would be running machinery," she said. "I started when I was 19 so this was really one of my first jobs and I spent half of my life here so I've been able to grow with the company."

And Carmilo Santiago started as a temp as well. He's now a machine operator, and says he likes it so much here he doesn't think he's going to leave.

"This is a good place. You can set a goal, reach your goal to get a lot of opportunities," said Santiago. "And with the new company we're going to have a lot more opportunities."

The company broke ground on the new facility last month. It's going to be state-of-the-art, more than 100,000 square feet and will have upgraded equipment.

Positions range from entry-level to supervisor positions.

"We actually prefer to have people who have some mechanical aptitude," said Robert Woeppel, Senior Vice President. "We have a need for what we call machine operators, and those are individuals that operate different types of production or packaging, formulation equipment."

While the new facility is expected to open in early 2021, Rosina is already recruiting for those new positions.

Rosina offers medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) and tuition assistance. If you are interested in more information about these positions, click here.